Sochi benefits from GIS

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Successfully establishing GIS (Geographic Information System) based major event planning solutions as the future for managing complex, large scale projects, Masterconcept works withmajor multi venue event organisations to coordinate a large number of projects in a certain geographic area providing up–to–the–minute Geo & Project data platforms.

The Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2014 Organising Committee has successfully established a project related GIS through the State Corporation Olympstroy (Olympic Infrastructure Delivery Authority) and has integrated all its Olympic stakeholders for planning and coordination. Russian state corporation OJSC Northern Caucasus Resorts, the largest mountain tourism development project in the world, has tackled many challenges through establishing a project GIS. More than 5. 000kmâ–“ of territory has been surveyed by laser scanning and orthophoto flights to provide a highly accurate planning basis for the development of 5 touristic regions, 10 new villages and assessing more than 1. 000km of potential ski slopes. The GIS system has allowed for much more effective planning and delivery of projects including the regional development masterplan of the 150km long Dagestani Caspian Sea coast line, and the city ski resort development of St. Petersburg. Masterconcept Consulting has confirmed its Bronze partnership with SportAccord Convention for a further three years following its involvement at this level since 2010. Masterconcept has gained much knowledge and experience through the interaction within the SportAccord family and has been able to focus strongly on the needs of cities, regions, organisers and developers. To sign with SportAccord Convention through to 2015 has been a sign of trust to the good partnership and commitment to further invest in the optimisation of the major event lifecycle. Masterconcept will be at SportAccord Convention in QuÉbec City to present the GIS project management solution to Organising Committees of multi–sport events and to cities, regions and countries interested in bidding for major events in the future that require the most efficient and cost effective means of planning the associated infrastructure developments required to host such events. For more information about Masterconcept please visit http://www. masterconcept. at For more information about SportAccord Convention visit http://www. sportaccordconvention. com

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